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The Cottage Cafe Restaurant

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33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
+1 302-539-8710
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our service was very efficient. Our waitress was wonderful. There was a nice variety of seafood and home cooked meals. The muffins were delicious. Since we are staying in Sea Colony, it was a very close and convenient walk to the restaurant. We would definitely visit again.

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Thank Kelly S
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You will love the selections no matter your age. Great food every time. Cozy atmosphere. They can seat a large group easily. Love the prices and good service!

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Thank mlsemchyshen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great crabcakes. Loved my fried flounder. A nice generous pour on wines! What's not to love? And our waitress, Ellen, was very nice about knowledgeable about the menu and the local attractions!

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Thank neil s
Northern NJ
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Solid food served here all the time. Very consistent. No thrills and nothing fancy. Dune Fries and meatloaf are what they are known for. It's pub style food. Our go to restaurant when we are not looking to try new things. Good old fashioned home cooked meal feeling.

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Thank NJ1X
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the place for great food, good drinks and good pricing. Nothing fancy just a great locals stop. Go in and enjoy good local hospitality and great service. Have been going here for 15 years. OH the bar has great specials.

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Thank dojoy
Haverhill, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had 10 of us with 2 children. 3 of my party got the pot roast which was rated as number 1 on the menu. They all loved it and were raving about how good it was. One of my party got the meatloaf and he was extremely pleased with it. I only eat seafood so I opted for the... More 

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Thank telenurse
Felton, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We did call ahead and it was 30 minutes before we were,seated which was fine. There were 8 adults and 3 kids. We all ordered sandwiches. I had the crab sandwich which was ok. Others had the burgers with crab on top. The food is good, well prepared and reasonable especially for the beach. Service was hit and miss. He... More 

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Thank roytan1947
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved everything about this place! It was a busy Saturday night, but we were seated in less than 10 minutes (when they said 20-25 minutes.) Everything from the drinks to the delicious complimentary mini muffins to the appetizers and entrees were delicious! The crab cakes lived up to their reputation! Our server, Casey O'Brien was extrmely attentive and sweet,... More 

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Thank Betty N
Lewes, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to this restaurant for years. I prefer to eat in the bar area. People are friendly. Dining rooms lack atmosphere and appeal to seniors. Great sandwiches, famous for their meatloaf, although we were disappointed with it on our recent visit. You have choice of sides with just about everything. Bar servers are great. Long wait times during... More 

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Thank Bobbi G
Thurmont, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Five of us dined here for dinner. Prices were decent. Two crab cakes were $28 and they were better than #2 rated Henlopen Oyster Bar in Rehoboth ($34). Cream of crab was rated "tasty but thin consistency." There are lines for dinner but we waited 20 minutes at 6pm. We would go again. Fries were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33034 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3754
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Bethany Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-539-8710
Description
The Cottage Café is a family restaurant with a full bar that is open 7 days a week year round. We serve Lunch and Dinner every day with a breakfast buffet on the weekends in season and a breakfast buffet on Sundays year round.

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